Category: mobile

History lesson for Nokia’s Vertu in Japan

Nokia has announced that they plan to launch an MVNO with Docomo using their Vertu brand in Japan. A quick look at this brings up many more questions than answers. Vodafone failed spectacularly in Japan just a few years ago,

Meeker’s deck for 2008

Many people have a lot of issues with Mary Meeker‘s predictions; she was wrong much more than she should have been in the past. That said, her annual presentations at Web 2.0 are worth reviewing in light of the fact

promoting iPhone in Japan

Softbank’s comic commercials to promote their mobile service are now promoting the iPhone in Japan with Aya Ueto and Dante Carver and the rest of the White Family clan. More background on this series here: Shiba SoftBank Ads – Part

iPhone not selling in Japan

Yukari Kane of the WSJ pops the bubble of the iPhone in Japan. Apple’s Latest iPhone Sees Slow Japan Sales – According to market-research firm MM Research Institute, Apple sold about 200,000 phones in Japan in the first two

handicapping the iPhone in Japan

For those of you who were unimpressed with this year’s MacWorld Keynote, Forbes has the latest article, Apple’s Fight In Japan, guessing whether the iPhone will do well in Japan. It’s really hard to predict whether the iPhone will do